Venture Scotland
Venture Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC013901

With 25 years of experience, Venture Scotland is well established as a leading provider of personal development opportunities to young adults facing social exclusion. Our programme is based on the ethos of informal outdoor learning and incorporates a range of adventure and conservation activities in both urban and wilderness settings, including at our remote bothy in Glen Etive.


Current vacancies

Outreach & Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,339 – £25,563
  • Edinburgh Based
  • Closing 8th February 2023

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives and want help to change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our Young People, working with them to make lasting changes to their lives and helping them play a positive role in their communities.

We are seeking an Outreach and Support Worker, who identifies with our values of Trust, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Environment and Personal Development, to recruit and support a diverse range of young people into and through our programmes and on to positive destinations following graduation.

The job will also include building a network of local referrers, public speaking to interested groups, staff teams and funders, presenting our programmes in engaging and creative ways to young people interested in joining our programmes and supporting them on their journey with Venture Scotland and beyond.

Do you want to work in a supportive team of people, who really care about the young people we are helping?

Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff?

Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors?

Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

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Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £28,739 – £32,489
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow (with some remote working from home)
  • Closing 19th February 2023

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives and want help to change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our young people working with them to make lasting changes to their lives and helping them play a positive role in their communities.

We are seeking a Community Fundraiser (who identifies with our values of Trust, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Environment and Personal Development) to help support the fundraising team to expand and diversify our income streams to ensure our organisations is sustainable into the future.

The role will include taking a lead on community fundraising engagement plus donor stewardship of the following funding streams –corporate, individual giving and community – and help increase income in these streams.

To be successful in the role, you will have experience in securing income within the voluntary sector or another sector if you are able to demonstrate transferable skills. You will be someone who is able to identify, establish and retain new partnerships.

Do you want to work in a supportive team of people who really care about the young people we are helping?

Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff?

Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors?

Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

This role is considered ‘regulated work’ as it involves activities with both children and protected adults. Under our safeguarding policy, this role will require a PVG.

If you are applying for this role you need to prove that you have the right to live and work in the UK. If you do not possess this right, then your application will not be considered.

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Assistant Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £20,511 – £22,735
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow Based
  • Closing 2nd May 2021

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives and want help to change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our young people working with them to make lasting changes to their lives and helping them play a positive role in their communities.

We are seeking an Assistant Fundraiser to help support the fundraising team to expand and diversify our income streams to ensure our organisations is sustainable into the future.

The role will include taking a lead on our digital communications strategy as well as preparing trust fund applications, identifying and building trusted relationships with corporate partners, promoting individual giving, community fundraising and helping supporters to fundraise.

Do you want to work in a supportive team of people who really care about the young people we are helping? Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff? Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors? Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

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Outdoor Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,792 – £24,000
  • Edinburgh Based
  • Closing 6th June 2021

2 posts –

1 x permanent (currently funded for 2 years)

1 x 6 month contract (may be extended subject to funding)

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives, to create and sustain change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our Young People, working with them to make lasting changes in their lives and helping them play a positive role in their communities.

We are seeking an Outdoor Youth Worker, who identifies with our values of Trust, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Environment and Personal Development, to deliver our outdoors based, long term Journey programme. This includes delivering outdoor activities and residentials and providing in depth social and emotional learning opportunities for individuals and groups.

The job will also involve reviewing our programme with young people, evaluation, supporting and developing volunteers, managing logistics and ensuring the highest standards of safety.

Do you want to work in a supportive team of people, who really care about the young people we are helping? Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone’s views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff? Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors? Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

Minimum NGB’s – Hill and Moorland Leader and one of the following either training or assessed; Climbing Wall Instructor, Rock Climbing Instructor, Paddle Sport Leader, Paddle Sport Instructor, Sheltered Water Coach (Open Canoe).

A full driving licence held for a minimum of two years.

Salary - SJC Scale 20-22 (£22,792 - £24,000) + 5% Employer Pension & 5% Employee Contribution

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Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £20,511 – £22,735
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 16th August 2021

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives, to create and sustain change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our young people, working with them to make lasting changes in their lives and helping them play a positive role in their community.

We are seeking a Volunteer Co-ordinator to support and develop our current volunteer community, while also recruiting, training and inducting new volunteers to support our work. The role will include the day-to-day co-ordination of volunteers, managing our safeguarding system and helping to organise and run our annual Volunteer Development Weekend.

The job will also involve working with and supporting our young Ambassadors Group of graduates who are training to be volunteers.

Do you want to work in a small, passionate, supportive team of people, who really care about the young people we are helping? Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone’s views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff? Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors? Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

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Outreach & Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,361 – £23,585
  • Glasgow based
  • Closing 11th April 2022

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives and want help to change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our Young People working with them to make lasting changes to their lives and helping them play a positive role in their communities.

We are seeking an Outreach and Support Worker, who identifies with our values of Trust, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Environment and Personal Development, to recruit and support a diverse range of young people into and through our programmes and on to positive destinations following graduation.

The job will also include building a network of local referrers, public speaking to interested groups, staff teams and funders, presenting our programmes in engaging and creative ways to young people interested in joining our programmes and supporting them on their journey with Venture Scotland and beyond.

Do you want to work in a supportive team of people, who really care about the young people we are helping? Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff? Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors? Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

This role is considered ‘regulated work’ as it involves activities with both children and protected adults. Under our safeguarding policy, this role will require a PVG.

If you are applying for this role you need to prove that you have the right to live and work in the UK. If you do not possess this right, then your application will not be considered.

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Outdoor Programme Leaders

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,892 – £32,342
  • Glasgow Based
  • Closing 12th August 2022

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing and well-established charity, to work as part of an inclusive and supportive team culture and to make a real, often life-changing difference in the lives of young people. Our work is meaningful, varied and challenging and in return, you will be able to contribute to the organisation’s strategy and direction, have opportunities for self-development and training and benefit from our comprehensive staff support package.

Venture Scotland offers a long-term, outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives, to create and sustain change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our Young People, working with them both in group settings and 1-2-1, to make lasting changes in their lives and help them play a positive role in their communities.

We are seeking 3 new outdoor delivery staff who identifies with our values of Trust, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Environment and Personal Development, to help deliver programmes. This includes delivering outdoor activities and residentials and providing in-depth social and emotional learning opportunities for individuals and groups. We welcome applications from diverse communities.

These key roles within our organisation will also involve evaluation, supporting and developing volunteers and staff, managing logistics and ensuring the highest standards of safety while building on our open, collaborative and inclusive work culture.

Minimum Qualifications vary per role but Summer Mountain Leader – Assessed is required for all roles

Salary:

Team leader - SJC Scale 28-32 (£28,475 - £32,342) + 5% Employer Pension & 5% Employee Contribution Pro Rata.

Senior Outdoor Programme leader - 23-27 (£24,797 - £27,601) + 5% Employer Pension & 5% Employee Contribution Pro Rata.

Outdoor Programme Leader - SJC Scale 18-22 (£21,892 - £24,151) + 5% Employer Pension & 5% Employee Contribution Pro Rata.

These roles are considered ‘regulated work’ as it involves activities with both children and protected adults. Under our safeguarding policy, this role will require a PVG.

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Stores Technician

  • Part time
  • £20,373 – £21,002 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2022

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which empowers young people aged 16-30, who face complex and difficult challenges in their lives, to create and sustain change.

We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our Young People, working with them to make lasting changes in their lives and helping them play a positive role in their communities.

We are seeking a Stores Technician who identifies with our values of Trust, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Environment and Personal Development, to assist the Edinburgh and Glasgow Delivery Teams to deliver our outdoors based, long term Journey programme. There will be opportunities to go on Outdoor activities with our Outdoor Programme Leaders and attend activity training for your own personal development. You will also assist the Delivery teams in day to day administration tasks, such as keeping the drying room clean and tidy, cleaning, storing, maintaining and repairing activity equipment. The job will also involve ordering food, updating notice boards. You will be based in Edinburgh but this role will include assisting the Glasgow Delivery team, too (your travel to Glasgow will be reimbursed).

Do you want to work in a supportive team of people, who really care about the young people we are helping? Do you want to work in an organisation who listens, values everyone’s views and cares about the health and wellbeing of their staff? Do you understand the transformative effect of the outdoors? Are you passionate about #ChangingYoungLives Outdoors?

This role is considered ‘regulated work’ as it involves activities with both children and protected adults. Under our safeguarding policy, this role will require a PVG.

If you are applying for this role you need to prove that you have the right to live and work in the UK. If you do not possess this right, then your application will not be considered.

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Outdoor Programme Leader (Female*) - Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £22,548 – £24,876
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th November 2022

Venture Scotland provides a unique long-term outdoor-based programme of support and progressive development for young people and helps each individual to make profound, positive and lasting changes in their lives. We are supported by a large team of volunteers, from all walks of life, who have a passion for the outdoors and helping others.

You will be supported to lead on delivering stages of the Venture Scotland Journey, a series of 4 progressive programmes, by using the challenge of outdoor activities and residentials to provide in-depth and structured social and emotional learning opportunities for individuals and groups. You will also be required to support other team members to deliver the programme and to deliver presentations, ice breakers and outdoor activities to external groups.

The job frequently involves

Working together with others as part of multi-disciplinary team.

Making on-the spot decisions and managing the challenging behaviour of groups and individuals, sometimes in remote environments and challenging weather and conditions.

Residential overnight work. This will normally be scheduled in advance and will be compensated for by time off in lieu. The job also involves exposure to high places, the elements and bodies of deep water and the management of risk in these environments.

Continuously monitoring, reviewing and improving all aspects of your work to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people and to establish a compelling evidence base to prove the impact of VS to young people, volunteers, staff, the Board and all external audiences.

Promoting the benefits of VS programmes and activities to potential participants, their parents or carers and referrers.

Preparing reports, keeping detailed records and carrying out all relevant administration as required.

* This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010)

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